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Low-Country Cuisine involves cooking that’s typically associated with Southern regions of the United States, including but not limited to South Carolina and the Georgia Coast.
This collection of Low-Country cuisine dishes offer an array of hearty and comforting meal ideas, typical of most Southern-inspired recipes.
From seafood dishes to desserts and drinks, there’s something for everyone in this mouth-watering list.
Fried Alligator Bites
These Fried Alligator bites are deliciously crispy on the outside, and moist and tender on the outside – perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce (ahem…Cajun remoulade)!
Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups
Shrimp Remoulade is a traditional New Orleans appetizer dish that’s perfect for Mardi Gras or other celebrations. It includes a basic boiled shrimp covered in spicy remoulade sauce and served on crispy lettuce leaves!
Spicy Cajun Roasted Cauliflower
Calling all the low-carb dieters out there! This Spicy Cajun Roasted Cauliflower is the perfect Southern Side dish for your main meal or as a tasty snack and appetizer for a Southern-inspired backyard BBQ!
Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice is a hearty recipe, packed with various spices and seasoning that will have everyone coming back for seconds. The silky textures of the beans with fluffy rice and sauce make this dish truly irresistible.
Southern Low-Country Boil with Cajun Lemon Butter
Enjoy a beer-infused dinner made in one pot with this Southern Low-Country Boil with Cajun Lemon Butter! The hero ingredients include fresh seafood, sausage, veggies and flavorful seasoning!
Pair this dish with your favorite chilled beer, sit back and enjoy!
Cajun Crawfish Egg Rolls
The crispy crawfish egg rolls are made with a creamy, spicy crawfish and vegetable mixture (similar to etouffee), rolled in an egg roll wrapper then fried to a nice, crispy, golden brown.
She Crab Bisque
This South Carolina classic consists of a creamy soup base that is loaded with succulent crab. The name “She Crab” comes from the use of female crabs in the original recipe - interesting, righ?!
Pan Fried Cajun Catfish
This spicy, buttery pan fried Cajun Blackened Catfish takes just 15 MINUTES to make! Melt-in-your mouth tender and coated with a flavorful array of herbs and spices, this fish should definitely be on your weekly menu!
Hot Water Cornbread
If you’re looking for a great side dish for your Low-Country meal, then look no further than this Hot water Cornbread. Add it to your meal to feed a larger crowd. It’s the perfect way to soak up extra sauce from your crawfish boil, gumbo or stew!
Dirty Rice is a Cajun style rice made with white rice, ground liver and pork, spices and seasoning. Chicken livers offer the perfect deep flavor to the rice (even for you non-liver lovers).
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
Make this tasty black eyed peas dish quickly and effortlessly using your trusty Instant Pot! Delicious home-cooked meals don’t need to take forever to make or require a lot of effort and prep and this Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas recipe will prove just that!
Banana Foster originated from a New Orlean’s restaurant and has since become an extremely popular dessert option! It’s the perfect Southern sweet treat to enjoy after your mains. Serve this rum-infused saucy dessert with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream for maximum enjoyment.
Air Fryer Southern Fried Catfish
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to fried food when it comes to Southern food then look no further. This Air Fryer recipe offers the perfect crispy crunch with its homemade season mix.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Since Jambalaya involves cooking the rice together with the other ingredients as opposed to a gumbo where rice is traditionally cooked separately, you get to add all your ingredients into the slow cooker for this recipe and get on with the rest of your day, having a comforting meal to come home to!
Southern Fried Pork Chops
What’s better than a plate of Fried Pork Chops?! Add some buttermilk gravy with a serving of green beans and you have yourself a great Southern meal that anyone will be excited to eat!
You’ll be happy to know that Frogmore Stew doesn’t actually include frogs! It gets its name from a small fishing community and includes a mix of corn, sausage, potatoes and shrimp, cooked in one pot and served on newspaper for a finger-licking meal!
This Shrimp Creole is a great meal to add to your meal planning for the week ahead since it only takes about 30 minutes to whip up. It combines green bell pepper, sweet onion, celery, garlic and shrimp, simmered together in a rich tomato base with creole seasoning and Tabasco.
Low-Country BBQ Burger
Craving a juicy burger with a touch of Southern cuisine influence? Then you have to try this Low Country BBQ Burger with Bacon Weave, Smoked Gouda Grit Cake and BBQ sauce.
Serve your burger with some homemade French fries, crispy potato wedges or a coleslaw...you can’t go wrong!
Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea
As the warmer months start to approach, nothing beats an iced tea to cool down or serve at your next BBQ with friends and family. Lucky for you, this Peach Iced Tea comes together super quickly in the Instant Pot which means an opportunity for some down time or to attend to other things!
Muffaletta Sandwich With Homemade Bread And Olive Salad
This Muffaletta Sandwich recipe is just like the authentic Muffaletta Sandwich that you’ll find in New Orleans! Made from fresh homemade bread and olive salad, it’s pretty much the real deal!
This buttery slow-simmered Chicken Étouffée includes flavorful spices, chicken, andouille sausage and vegetables for a comforting and heart stew-like meal!
New Orleans Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Keeping one of the best for last (if I may say so myself) is my very own New Orleans Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Gumbo is probably one of the most well known Low-Country dishes around and for good reason! It’s an addictive mix of spicy sausage, juicy and tender chicken, and vegetables - all cooked together in a thick, roux based broth!
No Roux Gumbo
For those who prefer gluten-free meals, this no roux gumbo recipe is the answer! Get to enjoy one of your favorite Southern dishes that still adheres to your dietary requirements.
Air Fryer Hush Puppies
These Air Fryer Hush Puppies are another healthy version to a classic Southern side dish or appetizer! If you haven’t tried hush puppies before then you’re in for a treat- they are little balls of cornmeal batter, crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside.
They are also gluten-free and vegan and can be made in just 10 minutes!
Southern Green Beans
Melt-in-your-mouth tender green beans simmered for hours and served drizzled in butter and topped with crispy crumbled bacon.
These types of soul warming recipes are some of my favorites. The wonderful flavors and rich culture of the deep South makes me fall in love over and over again.
What's your favorite low country style recipe? Have you tried any of these? Comment below and let me know!